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Kremlin confirms London gave Moscow 'certain information' on A321 Crash

Sputnik, Monday 9 Nov 2015
Plane Crash
In this Russian Emergency Situations Ministry photo, made available on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 Egyptian soldiers collect personal belongings of plane crash victims at the crash site of a passenger plane bound for St. Petersburg in Russia that crashed in Hassana, Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015.(Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has confirmed that London has passed on to Moscow “certain information” regarding the A321 passenger jet that crashed over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on October 31.

“It can be confirmed that certain intel was handed over by the British side. I can’t tell you what kind because I don’t have access to that type of information. Naturally we are counting on mutual cooperation with all of the countries that can help in the investigation of this horrible tragedy,” Peskov told journalists.

Earlier in the day, a spokesman from the British Foreign Office told Sputnik it had given Moscow its conclusion based on intelligence that the A321 passenger jet that crashed, killing all 224 on board, was most likely a terrorist act.

“As a matter of routine, we do not comment on intelligence matters. However, we have taken decisions based on the information available to us. As the [Prime Minister] and [Foreign Secretary] have said, there is a high probability the Russian airliner was brought down by an explosive device,” the Foreign Office spokesman said.

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